Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Outside of Oklahoma City
Anybody else had to deal with this?
Our ordeal started when the AQHA World Show was in town. We were going to be performing with our drill team, and we were on our way to pick up one of the other riders horses. She called me, saying her horses chest was swollen up huge, wasn't bothering him, and was hard as a rock. She called the vet, and the vet said it was Pigeon Fever but wasn't contagious until it develops an abscess and pops. So, we loaded up Harley and went on to the show.
About a week ago, I took off Sassy's blanket to saddle her up for a ride. As I put the breast collar on her, I noticed a huge, pink bubble on her chest, just ready to pop. Looked like a huge boil! Almost alien like! I'm amazed I hadn't noticed it at all until then. It popped one day later. She is in quarentine about 50 yards from any horse, I clean her up daily and bleach everything that enters her pen.
It's going around our town apparently..Madison's horse had it (Sassy was in the trailer right next to him), my best friends horse had it and is almost over it, and then somebody that is a few miles from my house has a couple of horses with it.
Be wary of the horse with a sense of humour. - Pam Brown